Sports Teacher

Closing Date: 02 October 2020

School/College/Nursery/Head Office: Chepstow House School

Salary: In accordance with Alpha Plus Payscale

Contract Type: Full-time

Hours of Work: 37.5

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Sports Teacher

Chepstow House School is looking for an inspirational Sports Teacher to take up an already established post in January 2021.

This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified, passionate sports teacher to join our sports department, which holds great importance in the everyday life of the school. The departmental ethos emphasises both high standard competition as well as ‘sport for all’. The position would involve attending fixtures throughout the year. A specialism in netball or hockey (plus the ability to referee matches) would be advantageous. Confidence in teaching dance and/or gymnastics would also be beneficial. Sports lessons will be taught daily as well as contributing fully to the life of the school, taking extra -curricular activities and being involved in everyday school duties. The post holder could be a qualified teacher or sports coach.

Job Summary

The duties and responsibilities of the Sports Teacher are to plan and teach an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum in order to provide pupils with an opportunity to develop and improve both their physical skills and interpersonal skills, and ultimately achieve their individual potential. They will be involved in the teaching of the whole KS1 and KS2 Physical Education curriculum.

The Sports Teacher is responsible to the Head of Sport, the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and ultimately the Head.

Employer information

Chepstow House School is an established 3 form entry, Coed Prep with a nursery attached and outstanding facilities within the Notting Hill Gate area. It is a growing school offering opportunities for staff development and career progression. It is part of the Alpha Plus Group, which is one of the country's leading educational groups.

 

The aim of the school is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that enables each child to achieve their full potential in a happy and caring environment. Chepstow House aims to discover the best in every child and challenge them to go beyond their expectations.

Chepstow House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will need to obtain an enhanced disclosure via the DBS and have DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) clearance.

 

References will be taken up and will be carefully checked.

The closing date for applications is Friday 2nd October 2020.

Please apply by going to either the school website (www.chepstowhouseschool.co.uk) or  the Alpha Plus Group website (www.alphaplusgroup.co.uk) and completing the online application and equal opportunities monitoring form. 

Please send the completed documents along with a Curriculum Vitae and covering letter to:

HR Coordinator

Chepstow House School

108a Lancaster Road

London, W11 1QS

 

Attitudes

  • Promote excellence in the educational programme within the subject.
  • Promote good practice by example which reflects the school’s ethos and vision.
  • Provide a warm, supportive atmosphere conducive to the social and emotional needs of the children.
  • Support new initiatives introduced by the SLT.
  • Foster good relationships with parents, school colleagues and across the Alpha Plus group.

 

Teaching and Learning

  • Contribute to raising standards of attainment by preparing and teaching stimulating and energetic lessons of a high standard and according to pupils’ needs.
  • Follow programmes of study, carrying out necessary assessments, providing full information/comments for records and monitoring pupils in accordance with agreed department and school policies.
  • Develop children’s motor skills and physical development.
  • Facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides pupils with the opportunity to develop physical fitness, self-esteem and interpersonal skills.
  • Review, monitor and evaluate own practice, ensuring that teaching is academically rigorous, innovative and creative and provide feedback to the Head of Sport.
  • Contribute to and enrich the Extra-Curricular programme, before or after school.

 

Administration

  • In collaboration with the Head of Sport and Director of Studies, create medium and short term plans that ensure a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum.
  • Follow all codes of practice in relation to the school’s Behaviour and Discipline Policy and pastoral care ethos.
  • Ensure the well-being of all children by following health and safety regulations including the reporting of accidents.
  • Prepare school reports and reports for external agencies as requested by the Head or SLT.
  • Keep informed of current developments within the Sports curriculum.

 

Note: This job description is indicative of the duties and responsibilities of the post but does not form part of any contract of employment. All jobs within the school evolve over time and their features vary from year to year.

 

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION: SPORTS TEACHER

 

This will be assessed through the following channels: application documentation, professional references, during interview.

 

Qualifications

  • Essential: Honours degree in a relevant subject

Teaching qualification together with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

  • Desirable: A degree or equivalent in Sport relates area

                        Other Sports Qualifications

 

Experience

  • Essential: Experience of teaching children in the primary age range

Experience of highly effective teaching of Sports across the primary age range as shown through strong student progress

  • Desirable: Experience in sports team coaching and development

Experience of working in the Independent sector

 

Skills

  • Essential: Able to use a range of teaching and learning strategies

Effective use of strategies to motivate and engage students as effective learners and to promote good student relationships

Strong organisational and management skills

An understanding of how assessment for learning can improve student performance

A confident and competent user of ICT

Ability to use student assessment data to raise standards

Able to communicate both orally and in writing to students and their parents

  • Desirable: Experience of Netball and/or hockey coaching and umpiring 

Experience of the PE curriculum and swimming

 

Knowledge

  • Essential: A clear philosophy on how and why the subject should be taught

Subject knowledge sufficient to challenge able students and achieve high outcomes

A good understanding of curriculum developments in relevant subjects, including National Strategies

  • Desirable: Knowledge of National Curriculum EYFS, Key Stages 1 and 2

Knowledge/experience of girls only education

Knowledge of the London Independent day school system

 

Personal competencies and qualities

  • Essential: Enthusiasm and a positive outlook

The ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team

Creativity in problem solving together with a willingness to take on or try new approaches and ideas

A positive attitude towards professional development and their own learning

Reliability and integrity

Good attendance record

  • Desirable: Ability to work under pressure

Sense of humour

Flexibility

 

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